Insights and Strategies on the Effective Mediation of Employment Disputes

Insights and Strategies on the Effective Mediation of Employment Disputes
Presented by:
New York Law Journal and JAMS
March 12, 2014 | 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Spotlight on JAMS Moderators: Carol A. Wittenberg and Mark E. Segall, Esq.

Please join the New York Law Journal and JAMS for a special two-session comprehensive CLE event on tackling Labor & Employment issues in mediation and arbitration.

Breakfast & Registration
8:00-8:30 a.m.

How to Effectively Maneuver Through the Ever-Changing FLSA Landscape
8:30–9:50 a.m.

Moderated by
Carol A. Wittenberg, JAMS

Rachel Bien   
    Partner, Outten Golden
Gary Friedman
    Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Seth Lesser
    Partner, Klafter Olsen & Lesser LLP
Cindy Schmitt Minniti
    Partner, Reed Smith

  • What do the recent United States Supreme Court and Second Circuit decisions mean for FLSA cases?
  • What makes the mediation of FLSA cases different from other employment cases?
  • Thorny issues for mediation:
    • Off the clock
    • Misclassification
    • Fluctuating work week
  • Reversionary vs. Non-Reversionary Settlements
  • Individual Settlements/Offers of Judgment
  • Class Definition and Scope of Releases
  • What parties can do to make the mediation of FLSA cases more successful.


9:50-10:00 a.m.

Mediation Advocacy Strategies in Executive Employment Disputes
10:00–11:00 a.m.

Moderated by
Mark E. Segall, Esq., JAMS

Jeffrey Klein
    Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Wendi Lazar
    Partner, Outten Golden
Michael Weber
    Shareholder, Littler

  • The complexities of restrictive covenants
    • Confidentiality
    • Publicity
    • Solicitation of clients and employees
  • Cutting through platitudes — What can they take to their new job that poses a problem
  • Handling financial contractual considerations — options, stock, etc.
  • Tax considerations
  • Does your mediator understand the industry?


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